This is shaping up to be a banner week, in a month that truly came in like a lion, but is going out like a lamb. First my story in Lackington’s, then finishing a novelette draft, then I found (and was offered, and accepted) a job that dovetails wonderfully with the writing . . . and now I can finally announce that I will be in Strange Tales V, out April 9th.
Strange Tales is Tartarus Press’ annual anthology of stories. Tartarus may be best known right now as the publisher of Nike Sulway’s Rupetta, which won the 2013 Tiptree award . . . but they are also a fine book publisher, a phrase which reminds me of the best bits of my former job: all that goes into the craft of making a beautiful book, from binding to paper to ink, headbands and ribbons, endpapers and drop caps. These words still give me little frissons of pleasure, and I now feel like a child waiting for Christmas to come, so eager am I to get my copies and see what they’ve done.
The announcement is here:
And the jacket is here (note that all Tartarus books have this creamy jacket design, belying the glorious embossed leather/cloth underneath, which is usually a stunning reveal and probably the bit that I am most anticipating):
At last, at last, at last. I have known about this since last fall; I was proofing my pages before Christmas. A long time for this impatient author.